Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, BATMAN! Who doesn’t know the Caped Crusader? The World’s Greatest Detective? The Dark Knight? Batman is arguably the most popular and well known superhero in the civilized world. With various comic books, toys, TV shows, and of course, movies, it was obvious that the character would make its way into the realm of video games. Some of them are pretty good, such as Batman: The Videogame, Batman Returns, and LEGO Batman. However, most of them are terrible, such as Batman Forever, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and Batman Vengeance. So expectations were not high for Batman: Arkham Asylum when it was announced. Thankfully, not only does Arkham Asylum surpass expectations, it reinvents them.
This isn’t “Rolling in the Deep”. On purpose.
Part 26 of my playthrough of Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC via Steam. We find Joker’s secret lab, and make a deal with Poison Ivy. Continue reading “Speedy Stealth | Batman Arkham Asylum (PC) [Episode 26] | Colorwind Beats”
I have this theory about certain video game franchises. This theory, which I’ve hastily called the reinvention curse, states that when a video game series reinvents itself with a new iteration and receives widespread acclaim, it is then cursed to attempt to recreate that one title but with worse and worse results. As most do, the clones, sort of speak, become less and less accurate and quality deteriorates. There are several franchise that could fall under this theory but the two best examples, and the ones I’ll be using to describe this theory, are The Legend of Zelda and Resident Evil.
Hey everybody! Colorwind here and I’ve been playing several different games this past month, including Contradiction, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4, Transformers Devastation, Metroid Prime, Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario 3D Land, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Mirror’s Edge.
Part 25 of my playthrough of Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC via Steam. We finally continue the story and enter the Botanical Gardens. Continue reading “Singing Narration | Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) [Episode 25] | Colorwind Beats”